Green in Action Producer and Marketing and Communications Specialist Klara Kaufman says goodbye and reflects on nearly three years working at Urban Habitat Initiatives.
The impacts of climate change demand action in every part of life. In the housing industry, there’s a push to build new green, resilient, and healthy homes. But what about the homes that already exist? It would take over 100 years to replace all the old housing with new. Rehabilitating older housing to be more energy and water efficient, healthy, comfortable, and resilient is a key approach as we face this crisis.
At the Building Performance Association’s 2022 National Home Performance Conference in Nashville, I’ll be running an interactive workshop: “A Proven Tool, A New Problem: Integrated Design Meets Multifamily Electrification.”
The lack of affordable housing and the climate crisis are two of the most pressing challenges facing cities today. Green affordable housing addresses both by providing housing stability, safety, and financial predictability while reducing environmental impacts. At the Greenbuild Conference and Expo next week, Urban Habitat Initiatives President Kimberly Vermeer will be discussing key findings from her book, Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing, Revised Edition with co-author Walker Wells.
2020 and 2021 brought issues of health, equity, and resilience into sharp focus for green building and sustainability practitioners. At the Greenbuild Conference and Expo virtual Resilience Summit next week, Urban Habitat Initiatives President Kimberly Vermeer will be discussing key findings from her book, Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing, Revised Edition.
Welcome to the era of Integrated Design! The next two episodes of the Green in Action podcast are ready for your ears. In this new episode and “minisode,” host Kimberly Vermeer (and Urban Habitat Initiatives President) gets into the nitty-gritty of one of the most important sustainable design tools: the integrated design process.
After over a year of planning, research, interviews, scripting, and editing, Green in Action is launched! Green in Action, or GinA, dives deep into the successes, innovations, and challenges of green leaders developing sustainable and equitable communities. Join host Kimberly Vermeer, President of Urban Habitat Initiatives, for stories about green leadership in affordable housing.
The Green in Action podcast team took a filed trip to see Finch, a Passive House, FitWel, and LEED Platinum certified development in Cambridge, MA.
Leading with sustainability as a core value opens an organization up to growth.
On March 17th, Urban Habitat Initiatives President Kimberly Vermeer will be tackling this topic as the moderator of the “Making the Numbers Work for Sustainability” plenary panel at the Urban Land Institute Housing Opportunity Conference.